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First Aid Management: Superficial Thrombophlebitis

  Apart from the depth of the vein in relation to the skin surface, what differentiates superficial thrombophlebitis from deep vein thrombosis is the presence of phlebitis or inflammation of the vein.Superficial thrombophlebitis is not generally considered a medical emergency. Although it is not life-threatening medical emergencies on its own, it may causecomplications that may […]

Bacterial Meningitis

Bacterial Meningitis: An Infection That Can Kill in Hours Bacterial meningitis is a serious medical emergency that can kill a child in hours. Parents should know how to recognize its early symptoms to prevent life-threatening complications. A little knowledge can go a long way in cases of medical emergencies. Unlike in adults, simple fever in […]

How to Treat an Infected Wound

It is not uncommon to get wounds of simple scrapes and cuts. These can often be treated at home with water, soap, antibiotic solution and a dressing. However, the more difficult wounds to treat are the infected wounds. An infection occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites invade and multiply inside the body. […]